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Mumbai - Pune Expressway Sees Growth in Neighboring Villages


The development plan for 71 villages of Pavel and Khalapur Taluka of Raigad district along the 94 km Mumbai-Pune Expressway-II (MPEW) has been initiated by the Government of Maharashtra to equally ensure and enhance their development and living standards.

The aim of this project is to create a development that is vibrant, ecological, modern, inclusive and attractive to migrants, worldwide investments and economic endeavors as well as illustrate how a sustainable and eco-friendly approach to planning can create a wide-ranging, world-class and highly livable regional eco-system.

Khatib & Alami (K&A) was selected as the international consultant for the planning and development strategies of the project, by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), a government appointed Planning Authority (SPA).

71 Rural villages, 71 Smart Communities


Times are changing along with the demand for innovative master plan solutions to accommodate such alterations. K&A is the catalyst of change, helping SPA to deliver its ambitious vision for 2036 by providing a regional master plan that is unique in character, environmentally, socially and economically sustainable, easily accessible from the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and hence an instigator for urban expansion and prosperity. Therefore a wide range of smart, state-of-the-art planning and intelligent infrastructure services such as land use plans of the entire area, detailed development plans with identified growth centers and road networks will be proposed to transform 71 rural villages into 71 smart communities.

The project is currently in early stages of development with surveys and data collection completed alongside the formation of a Geo-Database of the concerned area's existing conditions. K&A Bangalore Design Center in collaboration with K&A Beirut are at this time preparing for the next stage with the proposal of growth scenarios and master plan alternatives.